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Great opening lines of great novels

The first line of a novel is important. It introduces the theme, sets the tone, prepares the stage for the story to unfold and invites the reader to participate in the adventure. There are many novels with good or even great opening lines. Here are some …

Summer holiday reads 2016

Four books to pack for your summer holiday.   Searching for a book to read on the beach? When the year goes by far too quickly, the last thing you want to do is spend your well-deserved break reading a book that is anything less than great. So …

Around the world in 5 novels

We invite you to join us in some world-hopping on the wings of literary works. Enormous areas will be left unexplored, for it is not the ambition of this post to give anything resembling a comprehensive overview. If it has ambition at all, it is to …